Explore York Libraries from home

If you are confused or overwhelmed by the huge amount of information on offer, Explore can help. We are making it easy for people to find information and advice as well as inspiration as we all deal with the coronavirus crisis. Explore website has all sorts of useful links to help people cope during the coming weeks: some sites have always been part of our online offer, and some are brand new.

We are also working with City of York Council and our many partners in York so that our communities can join together and we continue to support their initiatives, just as we will when our buildings open again.

Organisations across the country are developing their online services in this challenging time. We are using our expertise to gather together the best offers and add them to the lists of sites we recommend.

We will also be developing some online activities of our own – including a Virtual Book Group. We will be updating the website regularly as these new things come on stream and sharing on social media using #LibrariesFromHome

· Updates on how Explore is responding during the pandemic and updates about what’s new https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/coronavirus/

· Information and support during the Coronavirus crisis from official sources https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/recommended-websites/coronavirus-resources/

· 5000 Ebooks and audio books for adults and children free to borrow from our online library. https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/digital/e-books/

· Visit our new York Images site and explore the history of the city through photographs, illustrations, maps and archival documents https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/digital/york-images/

· Start your family tree using Ancestry and Find My Past. The library editions are both now free to use from home. https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/digital/online-reference/

· Find reliable information about everything on our Online Reference pages. https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/digital/online-reference/

Everything is free to access: all you need is a library card. You can get a card online and start using it immediately. https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/getting-a-library-card-or-yorkcard/

Explore main website www.exploreyork.org.uk

Facebook: Explore York Libraries and Archives Twitter: @YorkLibrariesUK